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  • Research indicates new tool for reducing ammonia emission

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., in which the researchers found evidence of a new tool to reduce ammonia emission from broiler litter. The research project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A ...

  • Biolargo Hatches plan to help poultry industry make clean farms, healthy chickens, safer food and more profit

    The poultry industry is big business, but also faces big challenges. Since 1992, chicken has outpaced beef in per capita sales in the U.S., and during 2016, wholesale poultry sales were $60 billion. Despite this progress, a barrier to continued growth in this sector is pathogen control and other poultry health challenges that have demonstrated their potential to impact sales negatively. Avian Flu ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Bird flu confirmed in commercially-farmed birds in the Netherlands

    On the night of Friday 25 November 2016, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) confirmed an outbreak of H5 avian influenza (bird flu) on a duck farm in Biddinghuizen (municipality of Dronten). The birds on this farm, at three other locations belonging to the same concern in Hierden and one location in Ermelo, were humanely destroyed as a preventive measure. Some 180,000 ducks were culled. In ...

  • ECHA Committee Adopts First Opinion Approving Nano Biocide

    On October 13, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that the Biocidal Products Committee adopted three opinions supporting the approval of active substances for use in biocidal products, including its first opinion on a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • USPOULTRY Announces Updated Ergonomics in the Poultry & Egg Industry – Supervisor Training Program

    Preventing cumulative trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, is a critical part of every poultry and egg plant safety program. An effective ergonomics program can assist in reducing both the frequency and severity of these types of injuries. The goal of ergonomics is to 'fit the job to the person,' rather than making the person fit the job, to ensure that the work ...

  • USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys

    Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday. If it does, the agency plans to quickly license it for widespread production and is seeking funding from the Office of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Researchers Develop New Ammonia-Oxygen Monitoring System for Poultry Houses

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers developed a new ammonia-oxygen monitoring system for poultry houses. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary ...

  • USPOULTRY Announces 2016 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award Competition

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any family-owned poultry grower or egg producer supplying product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer ...

  • Cracking the egg in Serbia!

    End of April, fifteen experts from Serbian feedmills and farms as well as authorities participated to Lallemand Animal Nutrition Poultry Seminar in Sabac, Serbia. This was the opportunity to introduce the Serbian market to our unique solutions for broilers and layers. Thanks to great organization support from Serbian Distributor Elixirfeed, participants really appreciated this event. ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Carbon Footprint and Assessment Tool Developed for Poultry Producers

    USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in which researchers developed a carbon footprint and assessment tool for poultry producers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the ...

  • Miller, New U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Chairman

    Sherman Miller, Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, Miss., was elected chairman of the board of directors of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The board meeting was held during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo. He previously served as vice chairman. Miller was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” ...

  • Poultry Industry Adds 477,000 Jobs; Economic Output Increases $204 Billion over Last Two Years

    The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, and United Egg Producers have made available an updated economic impact study that highlights the increased positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, from 2012 to 2014 the ...

  • In Poultry Sustainability Is a Continuous Improvement, Not an Endpoint

    “Sustainability is a continuous improvement, not an endpoint,” said Dr. Marty Matlock, executive director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas, during his presentation on Science Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Poultry and Egg Production at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Fla. The annual conference is sponsored by U.S. Poultry ...

  • USPOULTRY Releases Video on Current and Future Antibiotic Use in the Poultry Industry

    Antibiotic use in poultry production has been very beneficial in enhancing bird health. To help provide insight into the current and future use of antibiotics in poultry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video. The video features two noted experts, Dr. Randy Singer, professor of Epidemiology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Medicine, University of ...

  • USPOULTRY Releases New Video Series Highlighting Poultry and Egg Farm Environmental Stewardship

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The first video in the series features one of USPOULTRY’s 2014 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Bar G Ranch Poultry, in Rogers, Texas. Bar G Ranch Poultry, owned and operated by Darrell and Shannon Glaser, consists of 500 acres in ...

  • Poultry Industry Recognizes 96 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

    The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the 2014 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held in Destin, Fla. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consist ...

  • Plants for supporting Orius species

    Orius laevigatus and Orius majusculus are predatory bugs, which are applied in several crops in greenhouses. They can eat many pests species, including nymphs and adults of thrips species, aphids, whtiteflies, eggs of moths, young caterpillars and spider mites. In some crops such as sweet pepper Orius  survives easily. Cut roses are apparently less suitable for oviposition. For ...

  • Poultry Groups Submit Concerns about Proposed Injury and Illness Tracking Regulation

    Last week, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation sent a letter to the Department of Labor regarding the OSHA proposed regulation, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, respectfully suggesting that the rule is misguided and that it should be withdrawn. “We believe the existing record keeping system is sufficient to ...

  • USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar is on the Move!

    Industry spoke, and we listened! After surveying attendees for over two years, the decision was made to move the 2014 USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar from March to September 25-26. There is added value to this move: 1) The new dates and location are a potential draw for increased attendance; 2) The Clean Water Award Judging Committee will be able to visit and judge facilities applying ...

  • Harper Government Strengthens Canadian Poultry Research

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $4 million to the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) to further strengthen the poultry industry’s role within the Canadian agri-food sector. The research will focus on helping the poultry processing industry remain competitive, while addressing consumer concerns about poultry welfare and environmental preservation. This ...

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